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Life Doesn't Give A Shit
Life doesn t give a shit.
Huffington Post - Sun. Oct 2
Breakthrough Moments in Therapy: A Vignette
She sits, pale-faced, forced to look like a five-year-old in her pajamas. This middle-aged student in bed, she gets up for her morning cereal and school bus. Here our team puts her on the stage, and here we pry, marching in like a Gestapo patrol, with our pointed interrogation disguised as concern. But our intentions are benign, though you d never know it, with one s guts laid bare, liberties stripped away. As a psychiatric resident in training, I still ha ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
12 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue
Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children whether they gave birth or adopted them. As the months and years pass, they do. We tend to our children s needs If an unexplained rash appears, we see the doctor, if a fever spikes, we see the doctor, if a bone seems injured, we see the doctor. Obvious, visible hurts are relatively easy to recognize. That is not the case if a child begins having problems at school or with friends, if she b ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting
Character is the trace of relationship, wrote the brilliant post- Freudian psychoanalyst, Christopher Bollas, in his ominously titled but infinitely hopeful book, The Shadow of the Object . What he meant was that we all develop in context, gathering bits and pieces of the relationships around us and fixing them, unconsciously, to our temperament that wired in biological blueprint that partially determines who we become. This, he concluded, is how any perso ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
Combatting Late-Life Anxiety With Education, Support And Treatment
A successful former businessman develops a sudden fear of driving. A longtime homemaker is convinced she never has enough groceries in the house. It s a pattern familiar to many of us with aging parents the overwhelming worry or constant nervousness over day-to-day tasks, from taking medications to parking the car. Left untreated, this anxiety-related agitation in the elderly can disrupt sleep and eating, exacerbate chronic medical conditions, and ultimate ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 30
I am a Hypochondriac
I am in a perpetual abusive relationship with hypochondria I desperately want to get away from it, but somehow it controls my brain.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 30
Effect of Commitment on Forgiveness Investigated in Large-Scale Replication Pr...
After a betrayal of trust, what motivates an aggrieved partner to try and resolve the problem instead of walking away or seeking revenge Many studies have indicated that how people respond to a partner 8217 s betrayal is associated with how committed they feel to their relationship, raising the possibility that boosting people s feelings of commitment may lead them to choose less destructive responses. A new multi-lab research project aimed at replicating ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Sep 30
The Sleep Connectome
Advances in neuroscience often emerge when new methods of analyzing and visualizing the anatomy and function of the nervous system are developed. For example, the emerging field of neuroscience was greatly advanced by the development and use of stains that made it possible to visualize individual neurons in the nervous system. This in turn made it possible to begin to understand these fundamental components of neural networks. The study of the cognitive, m ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 29
Coping Guidelines for All of US
In the last few months, we ve witnessed a series of American tragedies, in large part due to their exposure on our social media. This chronology of mass murder includes African American men killed in police shootings Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott being the most recent , twelve police officers shot five killed , as well as two civilians shot by an Afghan War vet, fifty innocent people killed in a nightclub in Orlando by a homegrown terrorist, and a surge ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's May Be Reversible
Alzheimer s disease routinely appears at or near the top of diseases most feared by Americans. It s terrifying to contemplate and devastating when it happens. The memory loss that is a common symptom of Alzheimer s begins with loss of function at the synaptic connections between neurons and progresses to the destruction of the neurons themselves. Research carried out by a team at University College London and recently reported in the journal Current Biolog ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education
In many previous posts I have contended that children come into the world biologically designed to educate themselves. The evidence comes from observing the amazing learning capacities of children before they start school here , the ways that children and adolescents in hunter-gatherer cultures educate themselves here , and the ways that children today educate themselves at democratic schools here and here and in unschooling families here and here . In thi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
Anxious Heart -- Day To Day With Anxiety
My first piece I wrote for this site was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences, but since then have decided there is so much more to share. The not so fun raw details of what it is like to live with an anxiety disorder and depression.
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 28
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